The Orlagh-in-the City Community which developed from the Augustinian Retreat House (Orlagh) in the foothills of the Dublin mountains recently received its Awareness Award from Eco-Congregation Ireland. This was presented by Sr. Catherine Brennan at 10:30 mass on September 8th celebrated by Fr. John Byrne OSA and Fr. Kieran O’Mahony OSA. The Community is based in the St. Benildus Retreat Centre in Kilmacud on Dublin’s southside.
When making the award Catherine Brennan SSL gave an insight into the work of Eco-Congregation Ireland and highlighted the need to understand climate change issues in a faith context. The award has encouraged the Community to further pursue its eco-journey. Some of their current environment related activities include: emphasising the theme of creation in liturgy, a reading group, nature walks, attendance at FridaysForFuture demonstrations at Dail Eireann, contributing to the Great Green Wall of Africa project. For further details of the Orlagh-in-the-City Community see www.orlaghinthecity.ie